Webinar: Nervous system regulation for problem gambling

This webinar is hosted by Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU).

Trauma informed care: Nervous system regulation for problem gambling

People with problem gambling concerns often have a history of trauma.  A trauma-informed approach to care recognizes the role of the nervous system in regulating stress. In this session, the presenters will overview the connection between gambling and mental health/addiction behaviours and stress physiology. This experiential session will also provide participants with an opportunity to practice and discuss practical strategies to support clients.

Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022

Time: 12 - 1 p.m. EDT

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This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Learning objectives

  1. Recognize the connection between trauma and nervous system health.
  2. Discuss interventions related to stress physiology.
  3. Practice strategies to support clients .


Farah Jindani, PhD, MSW is Academic Program Coordinator and Professor in the Bachelor of Community Mental Health and Mental Health Intervention programs at Seneca College. She has worked as a clinician in the gambling, addictions/mental health field for over 15 years. Farah teaches and facilitates trauma-informed training for clinicians and service providers in various organizational and community-based settings.  Farah has conducted extensive research in the area of mind-body interventions, gambling, and mental health. Her research and teaching interests include wellness-based mental health, areas of collaborative knowledge exchange, innovative curriculum development, trauma-informed interventions, mind-body interventions, and positive psychology. She is also a certified yoga teacher.

Martez Schembri-Diskey has over 28 years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist, Integrative Craniosacral Therapist, Massage Therapy Professor, Solution Focused Counsellor, Spiritual Director, Trauma Care Educator and Author of "From Stress to Bliss, Journey From Post-Traumatic Stress to Post-Traumatic Growth” based on her personal and professional experience with trauma.  Martez facilitates organizational trainings for Healthcare Professionals on Stress, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout & Self-Care for Helping Professionals, Heal the Healers Self-Care Series and currently Trauma Recovery & Integrative Care Education.

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